It seems that my body is made up of energy tightly compacted. We call this compacted energy "Matter." It is really energy manifested in a particular way. There is no matter to matter. Confused? Maybe I can show where this might go spiritually. If I am energy, and the universe is energy manifested in various shapes and sizes, such as stars and cosmic dust, then when I die, my energy goes back into the universe energy pool. It might have a memory of being me, Terry Ryan. What is the difference between this way of seeing death, and what I was taught growing up? Ego, that is the difference. Unless we are mystics, we cannot conceive of the ego dying, as in no longer existing. Ego focused people see death as the body dying, rotting, but "ME" goes on to see God. I am now spirit or soul. God is other than the me that goes to see God in heaven, a place for good souls. Most of us in organized religion think in this ego fashion. Mystics do not. They see God as manifesting God's self in the cosmos, energy. The universe is God made visible if you will. We go back to God from who we came. Actually, we never were separate from God. The ego just thinks in terms of separation. The mystic thinks in terms of Oneness. Either view, the ego one, or the mystic one is orthodox. No heresy to worry about. But one view is medieval. Guess which one it is.